100,000 to 300,000 United States teachers will not be returning to the schools they teach at next fall. REALLY! That is exactly what we as a country need is more uneducated people! Are you serious?
The U.S. is one of the lowest scoring countries in the world on standardized tests in Reading Math and Science. Who do they blame? Not the parents that don't give a fuck about their children's education! No, they blame the teachers that are working day in and and day out to try and teach these kids with limited resources and out dated textbooks. Why is it that we cant realize that we need to focus more on the most up to date and accurate information possible to improve our advances in both science and medicine? I remember when I was in High School (10 years ago) I had books with the names of people my Mom when too school with on the inside cover. How is information that is nearly 20 years old going to educate someone when our advances from year to year are so vast that you would need to update them almost quarterly to keep them accurate? What I believe we need to do is spend every bit of money required to ensure the children of this country are well educated rather than cutting costs. We spend billions of dollars on war, foreign aid, prison reform, and welfare. I believe that we should cut all money to everything else before we ever even consider cutting costs with education. Were we to do this the other problems would take care of themselves. Educated people commit less crimes than the uneducated which would dramatically reduce the prison population. Educated people would find a better way to deal with our political differences with other nations that do not involve a full on declaration of war. An educated person would not need to go on welfare because they would be intelligent enough to get a better job. With more educated people we could find better more efficient ways of helping to feed, shelter, and improve the lives of other countries that are less fortunate than us.
So I say SHAME ON YOU Board of Education for not standing up for the importance of education in America, and Pres Obama SHAME ON YOU sir for supporting this idiocy!!!